The clinic will take place in the SPAN Thrift Store parking lot 110 N. Olive St. (behind Vons on Main) on Thursday, June 27th. Please call to schedule an appointment(805) 584-3823.
∙ Dog Days Of Summer. Walk your furry friends at Buenaventura Golf Course every Sunday through Sept. 1, 5pm to sunset. Drink and food specials available on the patio. www.buenaventuragolg.com/dog. 5882 Olivas Park Dr.
∙ Ventura resident Pam Williams has a new helper by her side. Pam recently graduated from two weeks of training and received her third service dog from Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that breeds, raises and trains assistance dogs for people with disabilities.
Pam has a spinal cord injury and was matched with Hibiscus, a two-year-old yellow Labrador/Golden Retriever cross, who has been professionally trained in over 40 commands. Hibiscus assists Pam by picking up dropped items, turning on and off lights, opening and closing doors and drawers and other tasks that will enable her to live a more independent life.
During Team Training, students are strategically matched with assistance dogs and learn how to work with them safely and effectively. Though costs to breed, raise, train and assistance dog and provide ongoing support to the team are estimated at $50,000, Canine Companions assistance dogs are provided free of charge to recipients.
Pam says, “Hibiscus will help me be more confident with a best friend by my side.”
Canine Companions for Independence provides expertly-trained assistance dogs to children and adults with disabilities. For more information, call 1-800-572-BARK or visit www.cci.org.
∙ On Thursday, June 27, the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura will join companies around the globe in opening their doors to employees’ furry, four-legged best friends for PSI’s 21st annual Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWDay®).
TYDTWDay was established by Pet Sitters International (PSI) in 1999. This annual event urges businesses around the globe to experience the joys of dogs in the workplace for just one day to celebrate the great companions’ dogs make.
The 2019 celebration marks the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura’s fifth year of TYDTWDay participation.
“The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura is excited to go to the dogs for a good cause! We see this event as a way to recognize the important role dogs play in our employees’ lives and an opportunity to make a positive impact on our local community,” says Cheryl Tabbi, Human Resources Manager.
The Housing Authority has a variety of activities planned, including photo sessions and doggie “wag bags.”
For more information visit www.takeyourdog.com or PSI at (336) 983-9222, ext. 23230 or [email protected]. To learn more about the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura or its TYDTWDay celebration, visit www.hacityventura.org or e-mail CBeck@hacityventuraThe 2019 celebration marks the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura’s fifth year of TYDTWDay participation.
“The Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura is excited to go to the dogs for a
good cause! “says Cheryl Tabbi, Human Resources Manager.
∙ The National Police Dog Foundation, FOP DC Lodge #1, and United for Blue
co-hosted the 2nd Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.
The memorial service included a rose and wreath-laying ceremony to honor the memory of fallen police K-9s who have given their lives in the line of duty.
The Foundation has established the K-9 Memorial Fund to honor these fallen K-9 heroes, and help fund the replacement of these K-9s.
Please consider donating to the K-9 Memorial Fund to ensure the continuation of this well-deserving event and keep our K-9 units strong. Please help us honor those who gave their lives for our safety.
Donations help offset:
Replacement and training of fallen K-9s — approximately $25,000.00 per K-9 to be street ready
Annual Police K-9 Memorial Service during Police Week in Washington, DC
To donate, please go to www.nationalpolicedogfoundation.org/donate/k-9-memorial-fund.